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To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska
To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska
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  To Fix Sports Journalism in Alaska     Sports media has been kind of an afterthought in the state of Alaska. The state has limited connection with itself in this area, but there is…

How do You get Your News?
How do You get Your News?
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In the age of social media, people get their news in many ways. Through tablets, phones, laptops and computers, these platforms pose the challenge on how to connect them. Successful websites like Vice Media, brings…

Short news clips suit our distracted culture
Short news clips suit our distracted culture
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Actual stories, made by real journalists are not out in the open like the rest of this content, they seem to be hiding behind a wall of traditional media expectations, and much too hard to…

April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
April, the pregnant giraffe, now here’s a video worth streaming
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However, I do enjoy the live video streaming that has recently spread world wide.

Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
Does Trump’s rise signal need for media reinvention?
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After reading the ‘Boundaries’ of journalism, an article on a recent Harvard panel discussion about journalism today, there is one word that comes to mind, pessimistic. The impression left is the journalism world needs to change…

Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
Depressing focus as young journalists face unstable future
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News these days is depressing. It seems the media has developed an obsession with over covering disasters and drama. Any feel-good news is generally ignored in favor of highlighting the latest scandal or disaster. Of…

  • News Coverage of Donald Trump’s First 100 Days: featuring Tom Patterson and Nicco Mele
    Tom Patterson, Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard Kennedy School, and Nicco Mele, director of the Shorenstein Center, discuss Professor Patterson's new study on media coverage of Donald Trump's first 100 days as President. The study is based on an analysis of news reports in the print editions of The New York […]
  • Sarah Smarsh: Reporting on Rural America and Class
    Sarah Smarsh, a reporter on socioeconomic class, politics, and policy for The New Yorker, The Guardian, Harper’s online, and other publications, discussed media coverage of class in the U.S. in a conversation with Shorenstein Center director Nicco Mele. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded April 18, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School. 
  • Yochai Benkler: The Right Wing Media Ecosystem
    Yochai Benkler, professor at Harvard Law School and co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, discussed his recent study on conservative media and the 2016 election, which analyzed more than 1.25 million stories published online between April 1, 2015 and Election Day, 2016. This Shorenstein Center event was recorded April […]

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